Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) – Northern Ontario Recovery Program (2022)

  • This program is currently closed.

Description:

The Northern Ontario Recovery Program is designed to help businesses adapt operations according to local public health guidelines, while protecting employees and customers.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will be in the form of a conditional contribution and will normally not exceed $25,000.

NOHFC will cover 100% of eligible project costs.

Applicants must demonstrate that the amount requested from NOHFC is incremental and does not duplicate other supports received.

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • be Northern Ontario businesses with at least one year of operations as of March 17, 2020;
  • have been impacted by the Province of Ontario Emergency Order that closed all non-essential businesses on March 24, 2020;
  • have experienced a loss of revenue or increase in expenses as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak;
  • together with their related parties, be in good standing with NOHFC.

Eligible project costs include but are not limited to: 

  • capital construction;
  • leasehold improvements;
  • new or used equipment;
  • restructuring of business operations;
  • marketing for new business initiatives;
  • personal Protective Equipment and customer/employee safety installations;
  • other costs deemed necessary to complete the project at the discretion of the NOHFC.

Applications Steps:

NOHFC will contact the applicant in 2 to 4 weeks!

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  1. evidence to support a loss of revenue or increase in expenses are directly attributed to the Province of Ontario Emergency Order related to the COVID – 19 pandemic;
  2.  their financial history for the previous year of operation such as an income statement or income tax return;
  3. Documents showing the establishment or creation of the business:
  • for corporations, articles of incorporation or letters patent;
  • for sole proprietors, two pieces of valid identification (e.g. birth certificate, passport);
  • for partnerships, partnership registration together with copies of the following: articles of incorporation or letters patent for each corporate partner and two pieces of valid identification (e.g. birth certificate, passport) for each individual partner (i.e. person).

Other Things to Note:

Program no longer active in December 2021.

Testimonials:

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